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    The title says it all really, why are you a standout applicant to whichever university/course you intend on applying to?

    Is it your grades, extracurricular, voluntary work, hobbies that make you a well rounded person, or something else?

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    (Original post by Alzimondo)
    The title says it all really, why are you a standout applicant to whichever university/course you intend on applying to?

    Is it your grades, extracurricular, voluntary work, hobbies that make you a well rounded person, or something else?

    Discuss.
    People can go on about extra-curricular, voluntary and work experience, but ultimately, a university wants people who are going to make them look good - people likely to succeed and 'get on with' the demands of the course - which, admittedly, is shown through extra-curricular and whatnot.

    Obviously, the biggest factor is grades as this conveys a huge level of commitment and graft - a university appreciates the stress of good A level grades, and thus allows unis to identify a person's level of dedication.

    Extra-curricular simply shows a can-do attitude, wherein showing independence and not relying on others to further your academic profile,
    as would be the case at college.

    Voluntary and work experience also reiterates the aforementioned, but can show a level of ambition and expectation.

    Like I said, a university wants people who can cope with the demands of a course, and will make them look good from thereafter.

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    Plain ans simple- Money
    If I go on to do well and become somebody, then great, that gives them fame. Otherwise, it is simply a business.
 
 
 
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